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Trevor from Kenya on Today
Somebody wore a very serious face today when we saw them. Somebody brought the car they’d been given the last time they were here. Somebody made friends with people who had phones in their hands. Can you guess the somebody? Yes, yes, of course you can - it’s Trevor! He’s doing just fine but needs physio to help him stretch his knees. He did some of that physio today, and he’ll come back again on February 2nd for more. He might even bring his twin brother next time which we would love!
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Martha from Kenya on Today
The lovely Martha came to CURE today with her guardian. Martha is a shy smiler, but we caught a bit of her smile and she was also wearing a pretty dress! Amidst all this, Martha and her guardian got some answers regarding her continued treatment. An X-ray was taken to see if she needed surgery on her hip, but it turns out that she doesn’t, just her clubfoot. Her guardian will be in the area next week and hopefully will be able to get Martha’s surgery scheduled. Please pray that it will be soon because Martha needs to have a special plastic surgery on her arms at another hospital too!
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Elvis from Kenya on Today
“Elvis is a Christian!” Pastor Emmy told us today as we were chatting beside Elvis’ bed. “He loves Jesus! He is ready for his surgery today.” Emmy went on to share how Elvis is hoping to help carry water after his surgery since right now he can’t. This kiddo is already showing a servant's heart like Jesus. Please pray that as he goes into surgery today, he remembers the Jesus that loves him and he loves back!
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Catherine from Kenya on Yesterday
We learned something silly today! The word for 'crutches' in Swahili is the same word for 'trees'. ‘Miti’ is the word in Swahili. Seriously, if you ever have the time, Google some Swahili. It’s a fun language! Catherine is doing good and her gentle strength was evident today as she did some physio with Bea. She moved her foot and only winced slightly when she felt some pain. She’s calm and collected. Although still unsure of walking, she got to practice walking on her foot with her ‘trees’ aka crutches. She’ll be sent home with the splint she came for. She’ll wear it at night to help her foot stay in a good position. We’ll see her on February 13th when she comes for a special insert to help her foot fit better in her shoe. Until then, pray God continues to give her the gentle strength she needs to practice walking on her newly corrected foot!
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George from Kenya on Yesterday
“Picha!” Millicent exclaimed to us around the time we took a photo of someone else in our outpatient department. This means ‘picture’ in Swahili. We asked if she wanted us to take one of her. She did so we did. We love the joy she shared with us in the photo and we’re thankful that George is already getting treated for his clubfoot. Please pray the process goes quickly and heals him completely.
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Elvis from Kenya on Yesterday
That’s Elvis. And Elvis. Uh-huh, there are two of them. The bigger one works as a storyteller for CURE and the smaller one is about to have surgery on his spine tomorrow. They’re both a lot of fun, and this morning Big Elvis taught Small Elvis a super special handshake. Big Elvis leaves tomorrow on clinic, but we hope between now and then, these two get to share their super special handshake a few times!
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Elvis from Kenya on 2 days ago
Some people are shy, but just cannot hide their joy even in the midst of it. Elvis is one of these people. He smiles the cutest smile and then hides his face. We’re looking forward to spending the week with him and to seeing what comes of his shyness. Please keep him in your prayers as he prepares to go in for spine surgery this week.
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Faith from Kenya on 2 days ago
This is the face you make when you wake up to such good news as, “you are being discharged today. You can go home!” We knew for a fact that Faith had received some good news when we could hear her all the way from the corridor singing. When we got to her bed, she had so much joy that she transferred some over to her ward cubemates. Faith can now go and will recover in the comfort of her home. We thank God for this. Friends, please continue praying that her recovery is smooth and that she remains as positive as she is for the rest of her life.
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Tylan from Kenya on 2 days ago
The casting process, while absolutely worthwhile, is also messy. When the cast gets put on, the plaster usually ends up on the baby’s toes and exposed skin and on the mama’s hands because she’s holding the baby. When the cast comes off, the dust flies and the cast sometimes comes off in more than one chunk. While a lot of this is unavoidable, one thing we try to do is protect our babies from the icky cast dust that flies about as the cast is removed. We do this by having the mamas hold a blanket above their babies faces. That’s what Mama Tylan was told to do today as Tylan was having his cast taken off. He’s doing well enough that he had his tenotomy done and he’ll come back in two weeks. Pretty soon, he’ll be wearing braces instead of casts. Woot woot! Thank you, Jesus!
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Victor from Kenya on 2 days ago
“Happy New Year!” Mama Victor told us when we saw her and Victor today. Like she said last time, she wouldn’t see us until the new year, and here it is: the new year! Victor is doing well and growing so he was sent to the workshop for bigger braces. We also got some sweet snuggles from him today. “He fits well,” his mom told us as we held him. He also shared a special face with us after we held him. He comes back on February 12th and, hopefully, we’ll catch more snuggles then!
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Faith from Kenya on Jan 12, 2018
Our little friend Faith is recuperating well. Her appetite is not very good at the moment but at least she was able to take some porridge and is getting her strength back. One of our Storytellers, Elvis, spent some of his time playing games with Faith which helped her ignore some of her pain!
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Jayden from Kenya on Jan 12, 2018
We saw somebody special this morning playing in the playroom! He’s got such energy in life, and he made his way around the playroom and even got his mama to push him for a little bit. He’s doing fantastic with the physiotherapy that he’s had after having his bandages were removed earlier this week. He also had his pins removed. His mama is being so diligent in his care that one of our physiotherapists told us that she put too much vaseline on his newly freed hand. We’re thankful he’s so well cared for! We’ll see our guy again on the 31st of this month.
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Ryan from Kenya on Jan 11, 2018
Today Ryan brought along his mom and his dad. We didn’t see Robert, his brother, because we imagine that he was at school. Ryan was feeling shy but after taking a photo of him and showing it to him, we teased him because we thought we saw a smile form on his little face. For now, Ryan is okay. We’ll see him again at mobile clinic on July 5th. There we’ll find out if he needs to have surgery to replace the rod in his leg with a bigger one because, wonder of wonders, our little man is growing!
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Kingsley from Kenya on Jan 11, 2018
Kingsley gave us one of his signature hugs this morning at clinic and then wanted us to take his photos. We took a few, and then a car came and got in the way of our photo spot. Kingsley didn’t let that get him down! He just took photos with the car! After this, it was his turn to take photos. He was struggling a bit with our camera and we tried to help, resulting in laughter from us when Kingsley said, “You think I don’t know?!?” Kingsley is doing well and although his walking is a bit of a struggle, it doesn’t stop him from trying! He had an X-ray taken and things are a-okay in the healing process! We’ll catch him at our next clinic on March 8th.
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John from Kenya on Jan 11, 2018
John has a gentle spirit about him that our hearts absolutely adore. We caught up with him at mobile clinic today, and he got to do some exercises with Marygoretti our physical therapist. “You’re strong,” we teased him as Marygoretti checked out his arm. As John was looking at a photo we’d taken of a kiddo with a lollypop, we asked, “Do you like sweets?” We’re in a bit of disbelief, but he seemed to say no. “What kind of food do you like?” we asked him. We finally narrowed it down to chapati, a Kenyan flatbread, kind of like a thick tortilla. We’ll see him again at CURE on Valentines Day and maybe we will buy him a chapati!
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